Child Negligence Top Among Cases of Child Abuse Cases in Kenya

By Soko Directory Team / June 15, 2017

By Amina Faki

If you want to know what it’s like to survive hell and still come out shining brighter than the sun, just look into the eyes of a child who has survived intense damage and refused to allow it to destroy their softness.

Children across the country are succumbing to physical, emotional and sexual abuse from people they know and strangers as well.

ChildLine Kenya in partnership with the government is working together to stop child abuse and provide a safe environment for all children.

The two organizations alone can’t stop child abuse, they need you and I and every single Kenyan out there to join the revolution to help stop child abuse.

In operation since 2006, ChildLine Kenya has been able to provide reliable channels for children, concerned adults to report cases of child abuse and receive reliable information on child rights and child protection.

Since inception, the organization has had an array of reported cases on the National Child Helpline 116 service. The launch of the 116 helpline service saw a sudden increase in the number of calls to the service. There has been an increase in demand of the helpline service.

Below is a chart that represents the breakdown of reported child abuse cases since 2006 to the year 2016.

Child Abuse Cases 2006-2016:

Children are innocent and naive, but sometimes they may fall victim to abusive parents or adults. A child suffering from child abuse or living through a traumatic childhood can be dangerous. Child abuse is a very serious and recurrently occurring problem in our society. Kenya has 33,929 cases of child abuse have been reported in the last 10 years. It is time to act, spread awareness and stop this unnecessary evil.

Take the step to protect a child from harm’s way, report any cases of child abuse to 116.

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